Tag Archives: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

Florida forcing all National Guard families to get IDs at federal bases

November 5, 2013

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Like Mississippi, Florida has a ban on recognizing gay marriages. But unlike Mississippi, its National Guard has found a way out of the spousal benefits pickle the ban presents. The rub, however, is that Florida’s solution may get the state off the hook with the Pentagon but is certain to stir anger throughout the ranks. […]

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Bryant to resist Pentagon call to give Army NG benefits to spouses in gay marriages

November 1, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi– Gov. Phil Bryant says he has no choice but to reject a soon-to-be-delivered order from the Pentagon for Mississippi to grant same-sex spouses of Army National Guard members the same benefits as other spouses. Bryant’s stand sets up a showdown with the Pentagon at a time Mississippi is trying to hang on to […]

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